Lexi did much better today with her focus. She is starting to make some good progress on both her obedience skills and her reactivity.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her first session we worked on place with Lexi. She wasn't interested in treats so we used cuddles and play as rewards which she loved! Lexi is very good at being sent to place and has a good understanding of the fundamentals of place. Today we focused on movement distractions - having the trainer move away, dance past, crouch etc while she was on place. She broke the first few times but then was really good at staying. She also has a great understanding of her release word and comes off the bed as soon as she hears it, even if the trainer is further away. Being able to send her to place from a metre away shows really good understanding of the skill with her so this was part of her practice today too. Overall, Lexi is doing really well with place and we can start pushing her with higher levels of distractions next time. At home use place with movement distractions (moving away etc) with her on place and reward her for staying on place.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on Lexi's drop skill from a stand. Lexi followed the lure well after a few goes and we added the "drop" cue as she went into it. The main focus of her drop today was to make it smooth from a stand and to work on her duration. She did quite well during the session but did break when another dog entered the room. Getting her back into a drop with the other dog around took a little time but then she was able to stay in a drop and be rewarded while watching the other dog which is good progress for her reactivity. Next time we'd like to practice more around other dogs to help her reactivity issues. At home practice having her go into drops from a stand so that it can be a quick emergency response when around dogs.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her last session we worked on Lexi's loose lead skill. We took her outside onto the pavement - she did pull a bit at the start but after turning her around each time she pulled she did get much better. She does get completely distracted by other dogs when walking so this is something that will have to be built towards. In the classroom she walks nicely but again struggles around dogs. Next time we'd like to start her walking in the classroom with dogs visible in crates so we can work her at a manageable level while still dealing with her reactivity. At home practice her loose lead in a familiar and low distraction environment to help build up her skill ready for next time.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.